Leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Blends theory and practice to help you become a more effective inclusive leader. Find out more about our EDI programme.
2-4 Oct 2024
£3,968 + VAT
2-4 Oct 2024
£3,968 + VAT
Movements such as Black Lives Matter and #MeToo have made Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) a priority for all companies. DEI is now a key aspect of a broader movement to encourage, or in some cases to oblige ‘prosocial behaviours’ by firms. Many organisations want to increase their commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. However, a true DEI commitment starts not just with a collection of disparate initiatives; Sometimes even inconsistent, but with a clear strategy. Effective and consistent DEI strategies have become crucial for surviving and thriving in the current environment.
This programme blends theory and practice to help you become a more effective and inclusive leader. You will acquire advanced techniques to develop and execute a comprehensive DEI strategy tailored to your company. You will gain insights from academic research and professional experiences taught by a diverse group of faculty members, industry leaders and experts. Overall, you will participate in a variety of learning activities to help enhance your knowledge and skills and translate your learning into actions.
Benefits and career impact
- Identify the main barriers to increasing diversity in your organisation.
- Develop a robust understanding of the individual and organisational factors that lead to discrimination.
- Learn how to design and implement the most effective DEI policies and initiatives.
- Explore how to turn DEI into a strategic priority in your company by harnessing data, metrics, leadership and communication tools.
- Understand how to build a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.
- On completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a digital certificate of completion by Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education.
My name is Lionel Paolella. I’m a professor in the strategy department at Cambridge Judge Business School. And I am the academic programme director of the diversity, equity, and inclusion programme. Our programme blends theory and practice to help you become a more effective inclusive leader.
You will acquire advanced techniques to develop, evaluate, and execute a comprehensive DEI strategies tailored to your company. You will get insights from academic research and professional experiences taught by a diverse group of faculty members.
You will also hear from industry leaders and experts who will share their knowledge, their views and their experience on DEI in the corporate world. Overall, you will participate in a variety of learning activities to help enhance your knowledge and skills, and translate your learnings into actions. DEI is now CEO or C-Suite matter, so many people could benefit from our programme.
Senior managers and c-suite executives looking to diversify their workforce and find value in turning DEI initiatives into a strategic organisation are priority. HR specialists, recruiters, talent managers and managers in the DEI space looking to cultivate inclusivity in their teams and companies. Also, mid-level managers looking to harness leadership tools, communication strategies and metrics to create a diverse team.
And finally, internal consultants tasked with developing a diversity strategy. Through your tailored learning journey, you will define and distinguish among the concepts and types of diversity, equity, and inclusion, examine the causes of discrimination, both at the individual level and the organisational level. You will explore strategies to recruit and retain a diverse workforce in your organisation.
Also, the strategies to promote engagement, contact and accountability within your firm, identify the bias free ways to collect and interpret diversity related data, and finally, understand how to implement and communicate a comprehensive DEI strategy.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is not just a numbers game. Numbers matter, but how those numbers came to be, and how they work with each other is quite possibly even more important. So for the success of your DEI strategy, you should of course achieve a high level of Diversity (the D); but adopt a fair and equitable treatment for all people (the E), and don’t neglect the Inclusion of everyone (the I). This course will equip you to do so by using all we know about how the mind works, how implicit biases influence decisions and outcomes, and how to design and implement the right set of policies at the organisational level by involving everyone. At the end, you will have a comprehensive view of the topic and all the levers in hand to build diversity and cultivate inclusivity in your teams and in your company.
- Senior managers and C-suite executives looking to diversify their workforce, and find value in turning DEI initiatives into a strategic organisational priority.
- HR specialists, recruiters, talent managers and managers in the DEI space, looking to cultivate inclusivity in their teams and companies.
- Mid-level managers looking to harness leadership tools, communication strategies and metrics to create a diverse team.
- Consultants tasked with developing a diversity strategy.
Faculty and speakers
Learn from our world-class faculty who bring fresh insights from their leading-edge research into all of our Executive Education programmes. The Academic Programme Director (APD) for the Leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programme is Dr Lionel Paolella.
Leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion belongs to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-topic executive education programmes. Here are a selection of related programmes:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: DEI Strategies for Business Impact
Gain a solid understanding of diversity, from the different types of diversity and why diversity matters to related opportunities and obstacles as well as successes and failures.
Speak to a programme advisor
If you have any questions or would like to discuss how this programme could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the programme advisor.